Agra, India: Travel/Tourist Information Guide
Agra is located in the of Uttar Pradesh state. There's a river Yamuna near the city. Agra is a part of Indian golden triangle. It is full of tourist attractions and historical sites. This city is known for the world-famous mausoleum Taj Mahal. Other attractions include Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb, Akbar's Tomb, Jama Masjid, Sikandra Fort, Bageshwarnath Temple and Jodha Bai ka Rauza. This city has a lot of restaurants, cafés, parks, temples and museums.
The population of Agra is 1,7 million people.
The official language is Hindi.
The time zone is UTC+5:30.
Agra mainly has semiarid climate. Winters in Agra are mild and summers are hot and dry. The monsoons are also much more soft than in the other parts of India.
How To Get There
Kheria Airport is located some 5 km from the city of Agra. Agra has the airway connection with Delhi, Khajuraho and Varanasi. To get to the other destinations, travelers should either fly to Delhi or take a train or a bus.
Agra has the following railway stations: Agra Fort, Agra Cantt, Raja-ki-Mandi and Idgah Agra Junction. Agra is well-connected with the main big destinations in India. In addition, very fast express trains go to Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi. Cars
The National Highway Number 2 leads to Agra. It has the road connection with the major cities in India. One can also hire a car or take a taxi to go there. Delhi and Lucknow are well connected with Agra. There are regular bus services from these two cities to reach Agra. Taxis are also used to reach Agra from these cities. Main bus stations in Agra are at Idgah and Agra Fort.
Buses go regularly and connect Agra with other cities. There are both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned buses. Tickets can be booked and bought right before the journey.